Dodgers File For Bankruptcy; Owner McCourt’s Credit Card Denied at In N’ Out Burger
LOS ANGELES (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) With the inability to meet payroll, a bitter divorce in process, a lucrative television deal blocked, and administrative and managerial departments in turmoil, the Los Angeles Dodgers® had no choice but to file bankruptcy in a Delaware court this morning.
The decision will have a ripple effect on the team as chinks in the armor have been exposed for days already.
Yesterday team owner Frank McCourt entered the North Topanga Blvd. location of In N’ Out Burger in Canoga Park and ordered a Double-Double® Animal Style with fries and a root beer, and discovered his credit card was rejected.
Several Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim® fans were in line behind him and began making remarks as the beet-faced McCourt frantically fished in his pockets for loose change to complete the transaction. He came up $1.38 short, but a sympathetic Dodgers fan named Peter Gleason spotted the 58 year old McCourt the balance in exchange for Dugout Club seats for four.
“Those seats are sweet,” said Gleason. “Now I’ll be able to watch Andre Ethier strike out , and it’ll be like he’s in my living room. I’m just glad I could help out Mr. McCourt in his time of need.”
McCourt acknowledged the burger was delicious, but complained the kid in the back undercooked the fries.